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  Plasma



Plasma

    The watery, liquid part of the blood in which the red blood cells, the white blood cells, and platelets are suspended.

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Blood
The life-maintaining fluid which is made up of plasma, red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and platelets; blood circulates through the body's heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries; it carries away waste matter and carbon dioxide, and brings nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen to the tissues.

Platelets
Cells found in the blood.



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Plasma cell
End-stage differentiation of a B cell to an antibody-producing cell.

Plasma-lyte 148 and dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Plasma-lyte 148 and dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dextrose; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride; sodium gluconate.

Plasma-lyte 148 in water in plastic container
Plasma-lyte 148 in water in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride; sodium gluconate.

Plasma-lyte 56 and dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Plasma-lyte 56 and dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dextrose; magnesium acetate tetrahydrate; potassium acetate; sodium chloride.

Plasma-lyte 56 in plastic container
Plasma-lyte 56 in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): magnesium acetate tetrahydrate; potassium acetate; sodium chloride .

Plasma-lyte a in plastic container
Plasma-lyte a in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride; sodium gluconate.

Plasma-lyte m and dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Plasma-lyte m and dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): calcium chloride; dextrose; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride; sodium lactate.

Plasma-lyte r in plastic container
Plasma-lyte r in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): calcium chloride; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium acetate; sodium chloride; sodium lactate.

Plastic surgery
Surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue.

Plastic Surgery Center Ltd
The Plastic Surgery Center Ltd is a hospital in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, United States.



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Platelet
Small, irregularly-shaped bodies in the blood that contain granules. These cells are important components of the blood coagulation (clotting) system.

Palpitation
Pulsation of the heart, usually with an increase in force or frequency of the heartbeat.

Protozoa
Are microscopic animals that occur as single cells. Some protozoa can cause disease in humans. Protozoa form cysts, which are specialized cells like eggs that are very resistant to chlorine. Cysts can survive the disinfection process, then "hatch" into normal cells that can cause disease. Protozoa must be removed from drinking water by filtration, because they cannot be effectively killed by chlorine.

Pancreas
A large, elongated gland located behind the lower portion of the stomach that secretes the hormones insulin and glucagon into the blood. These hormones are essential in regulating blood sugar levels. The pancreas also secretes enzymes into the small intestine that help with digestion and neutralize acid from the stomach.

Prokaryote
Prokaryotes are unicellular (in rare cases, multicellular) organisms without a nucleus. The name prokaryote comes from the Greek pros meaning before and karyon meaning nut, referring to the nucleus. This is in contrast to eukaryotes, organisms that have cell nuclei and may be variously unicellular or multicellular. The difference between the structure of prokaryotes and eukaryotes is so great that it is considered to be the most important distinction among groups of organisms.

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